Finding Mac and Cheese

Corner Chicken Mac and Cheese + Sandwich (courtesy photo)

Tuesday, July 14th is National Mac and Cheese Day, and not to sound cheesy, but San Diego has some of the very best dishes around! While restaurants will be closed for indoor dining, we’ve rounded up some of the tastiest spots offering patio/outdoor seating, takeout, and delivery.

With ample patio seating and the ability to order delivery through Postmates, Corner Chicken is an ideal spot for celebrating National Mac and Cheese Day! Try the Kickin’ Mac ‘N’ Cheese side, when you order the Corner Chicken Sando, as the combination of crispy, fried chicken and ooey-gooey cheesy noodles is pure perfection. Be sure to pair both with any of the local beers on tap – we recommend Fall Brewing Co’s Plenty for All pilsner.

Farmer’s Bottega, tucked away in the Mission Hills neighborhood, embraces the “farm-to-fork” culinary trend on both their brunch and dinner menu. From soups and salads, to main courses and flatbreads, there are plenty of delicious items, including the side dishes. Opt to share an order of the must-try Bacon Mac N Cheese, which pairs perfectly with any of the fresh salads – a meal you can enjoy on the open-air patio or for take-out.

Who says you can’t have mac and cheese for breakfast? Certainly not Breakfast Republic, as the San Diego favorite offers a one-of-a-kind Breakfast Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheese dish. Start your day with a heaping bowl of mac and cheese, topped with parmesan breadcrumbs, chives and three eggs, any style. You can even opt to upgrade your bacon to Breakfast Republic’s beloved Jurassic pork, thick cut bacon marinated and baked with paprika and brown sugar. Be sure to check Breakfast Republic’s website for location specific information about extended patio seating, delivery, and take-out!

Soak up the sun on barleymash’s patio, and treat yourself to any one of their indulgent barleymac dishes on National Mac and Cheese Day! Executive Chef Kevin Templeton sure knows how to make a mean mac n cheese, as all six options consist of cavatappi noodles, poblano beer-cheese sauce, pepper jack beer-cheese sauce, a three-cheese blend, and breadcrumbs. You’re sure to love the Duck, Duck, Goat, piled high with spice duck confit, crispy duck skin, goat cheese, baby arugula, and a balsamic-Jager drizzle. Yum!

Shake and Muddle, a member of Chula Vista’s Third Avenue Village Association, is now open for patio dining and takeout via curbside pick-up, as well as delivery through UberEats. So on Tuesday, July 14th, celebrate the best food holiday of the year with their Mac N’ Cheese, available on the dinner menu. Just one bite of the irresistible blend of sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, green onion, and breadcrumbs will have you wishing every day was National Mac N’ Cheese Day.

As the winner of the 2017 San Diego Mac and Cheese Festival Judge’s Choice, The Smoking Gun knows and thing or two about this tasty dish. You can enjoy the Smoking Gun Mac and Cheese, a piping hot bowl of elbow macaroni noodles, poblano-beer cheese, and cheddar cheese, on their outdoor patio or as take-out. Either way, it’s a decadent and delicious way to celebrate on July 14th.